Hi, I'm Ashlin. I'm 15 years old and have blonde hair and multi-colored eyes. I was born in Round Rock, Texas, but I currently live in the middle of nowhere. I go to school in Georgetown, Texas, and I have all A's. I'm a very fun and outgoing person. Meeting new people is a real eye-opener, and I love hearing other people's opinions. If you have any questions, just ask. :)
Why I want peace:
When I look around, all I really see is hatred and anger, which is ensued by war. My definition of war is violent negotiations. Wars are fought for one country to gain resources, money, etc., but nothing is beneficial about it. Thousands of people die, resources and money are depleted, and angry politicians argue nonstop about it. Peace would be such an easier route. Instead of fighting over resources, money, and cultural differences, just compromising over those issues would be so much easier.
Interests and activities:
Running track, singing, hanging with friends, shopping, and being outside.
Something you didn't know about me:
Sunset is my favorite time of day.
How I found mepeace.org:
My mom's client is the founder of this website's mother.
What I want to achieve here:
I want to meet lots of new people from different countries, talk to them, and discuss beliefs and opinions with one another without the fear of judgment.
The sting of all problems between Israeli and Palestinians lays in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her status has to be solved in such a way, that all parties fighting for control over her can agree upon.
On June 24, the ‘Big Hug’ will be hold in Jerusalem. Light workers from Israel, Palestine and from all over the world, ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’, will come together to bring warmth and energy to this city, embracing holding hands the Old City. If we bundle all our positive energies and bring these to Jerusalem, we can create peace to this exceptional place.
We are organizing the Big Hug to make the people aware –especially the Israeli and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem- that there is a very shaped perspective for the city of Jerusalem as a city of peace: a new, undivided Jerusalem, as the capital of Palestine, Israel and at large.
Let go of the conflict concerning her command and dedicate the city to the Omnipresent. The Old City as a whole is His Temple. To give the walled Old City free to God, as a "Status Apart”, as an independent city, will be the most feasible way to come out the current impasse.
The Old City of Jerusalem must become an open city; a House of Prayer for all the Peoples. This perspective is written down in the Holy Books, this is the perspective we, as ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’ embrace as well as solution. But how many people does already notice this hopeful point of view?
What I saw in Jerusalem and also everywhere else where I meet Islamic and Jewish people is, that not so many persons really think about a future for Jerusalem. Most of the time, they stick with old ideas that the Old City of Jerusalem will always remain a part of Israel, or in opposite, that it will be absolutely a part of a new Palestinian state, as stolen land that has to be given back. With these visions, a future Jerusalem will be a divided city with an East Palestinian and West Israeli part, with barbed wire and checkpoints in between, like the situation of the city from 1948-1967. Or, coming closer to an agreement, people suggest -like proposed in the “Geneva Accord” in 2003- to make a complicated dividing of the Old City in a Israeli and Palestinian part. That will mean that the small alleys will be split by walls and barriers too. The idea that a future Jerusalem will become a divided city, is something that we have to prevent.
There are living about 250.000 Palestinian and 500.000 Israeli rather close together in one city. Do they want to make a separation of Jerusalem in parts or do they choose, deep in their hearts, for unity? So my best friends, it is our task to inform the whole city that there is an alternative for the Jerusalem of today.
All lovers of a united Jerusalem will come together to encircle and embrace the Old City of Jerusalem with love and devotion. We have to encourage all inhabitants of Jerusalem to join the coming Big Hug, with the idea of a New Jerusalem that might be realized with their support.
Rob Schrama Phone:0031-646608660 www.loversofjerusalem.org
I trust you have started your week very well and happy with all the progress. I will definitely appreciate seeing you and your family in Turkey at one point in time.
What I mean by Our Lady of Fatima, is a belief by Catholic Christians, that Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ appeared in that area around 18th century and communicated to young people namely; Jacinta, Lucia and Francis. Every year people go there for pilgrimages and prayers. It is good and prayerful environment and attracts people from all over the world. I wish you get the chance of visiting it.
Otherwise, I wish you all the best in your studies too and a lovely week. Lets keep one another posted on how we could create peaceful world to live in. Cheers and love, Dennis.
You are lucky to find me awake at this hour. It is 00.41 hours in Turkey.
Well, I have been to Italy at Roca di Papa, Portugal at Fatima where it is believed that apparation of our Lady of Fatima took place, In Austria - Burgenland Stadhsclaining, Switzerland and now in Turkey. I have never been to US but i believe one day I will be right there.
You are highly welcome to visit me in Turkey, I will take you around to see some historical sites in the city and outside.
My program is taking two years and i hope I will be able to meet you before i going back to Kenya. I want to share with you a story of distance politeness...
Some porcupines were in a field during a cold night. They
moved closer together to keep each other warm. But they came too close and were stinging each other with their spines. Finally, they found just the right distance, where they kept each other warm, but did not sting each other. They called this distance "politeness" .
This is what we look for in peace building. Love and cheers. My mobile is +90 534 229 8624
Beautiful having you in this site. Peace work involves a lot of networking and input from various intermediaries. Well, Istanbul is such a lovely and historical place to visit. For sure i welcome you to have a visit in this side of the world. Congratulations for good performance in the track activities. Have a lovely Sunday.... cheers.
Good to have you here. Its exciting to see how Peace brings so many people from all over the world, together, And even more exciting to see young people like you who care so much about what goes on around them. What a privelege to meet someone like you!